Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
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to access the
Kids Power Library!
Click HERE for
Memorial and Honor
Donation Forms.
Click HERE for
Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
Per Brick
Click HERE for
Book Donation

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a list of YA Card
Community Sponsors
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Eckley Miner’s Village Presents:

The Traveling Trunk

Wednesday, April 11 ~ 3:00pm

Call or come in to register.


Join us to learn about the lifestyles of a 19 Century coal mining village!

A costumed interpreter will give a presentation which will include a description of village life and access to various artifacts and replicas from Eckley Miner’s Village. This is an excellent way to learn about the history of Pennsylvania’s coal region!

Yoga Class

Monday Evenings ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

March 19 ~ April 23

Class size is limited.


The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning February 5. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

Tax Forms


Sorry, we will NOT have tax forms this year!

Forms will be available at Senator Baker's office in the Dallas Shopping Center. Please call first for availability, 570-675-3931.

Graphic Novels Added to

Our Fiction Collection!


For a blast of dynamic storytelling that may just knock your socks off, try the new Graphic Novel section. Comic books have been called the only purely American art form. Their blend of word and art are no longer just flimsy magazines from the corner drug store. They have also been collected into book form and have inspired a string of blockbuster movies, with no end in sight.

The library’s collection includes reprints from the earliest days of the modern era in the 1960s to today’s much talked-about series. In recent years, famous creators such as director Joss Whedon and novelist/essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates have lent their talents to writing comics. Major magazines now routinely review graphic novels.


If you’re familiar with comic book characters only from the movies, stop in and get a taste of the real thing. There is a limit of 3 books per person.

Book Club


The Book Discussion Groups are looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining these fun and relaxed book groups can call or come in to the library to sign up.


Monday morning Book Club meets the 4th Monday at 10:00am.

Thursday morning Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday at 10:00am.

Events and Fundraisers

Geranium Sale


The Friends of the Library are holding their annual sale of geraniums to benefit the library! You can purchase the beautiful 4.5" pots in your choice of color for $4.00 each, or 3 for $10.00. The library can accept cash or check; and credit card purchases over $5.00.


The pick up dates will be May 1 to May 31.

To redeem, take your receipt to:

Darling's Farms & Greenhouses

Hildebrandt Rd, Dallas Township

The 30th Annual Luncheon

With A Special Author

Thursday, April 19 ~ 11:00am

At Appletree Terrace at Newberry Estate

Guest Author, Cecilia Galante


Join us for a wonderful luncheon with Cecilia Galante, the author of four middle grade novels, three young adult novels, eight book chapter book series, and two adult novels.


Her earlier novels have been the recipient of numerous awards. She has another middle grade novel with Scholastic forthcoming this summer. Her first adult novel, The Invisbles, was released last summer to rave reviews in USA Today and Forbes Magazine. Her second adult novel, The Odds of You and Me, was published in the summer of 2017.


Cecilia teaches 8th grade English at Wyoming Seminary Lower School and is on the faculty at Wilkes University. There, she teaches in the creative writing low residency program. She currently resides in Kingston with her three children.


The buffet luncheon will include Fred's famous appetizer table, a delicious entree, and dessert bar. Tables of 8 are available. When making reservations for more than one person, please include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of your guests.


Reservations are $27.00 per person, due at time of reservation. Reservation forms are available at the library's front desk.

The Giving Evergreen
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

Click on the picture or the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall

Eclectic Collection

by Verve Vertu Artists


Creations by various artists from the Verve Vertu art studio will be on display this March.


The Verve Vertu studio has been in existence for twelve years and has been located in Dallas for the past five. It is a studio comprised of over thirty artists with talents in a variety of mediums ranging from fiber art to watercolors and pastels. Located at 24 Main Street in Dallas, the studio is open to the public for group as well as private classes and parties.

The studio welcomes the community to stop in and view the exhibits in their gallery and shop their boutique for one of a kind gifts and unique artwork. Their pieces are not only regionally known, but internationally, finding new homes as far as Tibet and Sweden. If you would like to view more pieces from the studio, their artists will be featured at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery on the campus of Misericordia University in April. The show will be titled Whimsy and Wonder and promises to intrigue the viewer. Smiles are guaranteed, and will give one cause to pause and embrace the wonder.

The hours of Verve Vertu are Monday to Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm, Wednesdays 9:00am-6:00pm, and every third Saturday of the month 10:00am-2:00pm.


Pictured from left: Verve Vertu arts coordinator Gwen Harleman, artists Shaun Lambert, April Cross, and Michael Hungarter.

Display Case

Gary Smith, of Plains, will be showcasing his fly fishing book collection this March.


Gary has been collecting books on fly fishing for about fifty years now. He bought his first Henry van Dyke authored book for five dollars at a secondhand shop and was intrigued by the style of writing as well as the history the book covered. Gary says that this made him start looking for more books similar to these early works. His collection then grew from there and into other areas of fly fishing like paperweights and bronze statues. He admits that it “got a bit out of hand” as his fly fishing library now exceeds over one thousand books!

Gary enjoys looking for fly fishing books and collectibles at thrift stores, estate sales and on eBay, where he has found many beautiful paperweights containing unique colorful flies.
Continuing Programs



Are you looking for a good book, or something similar to one you just finished? Try BookBrowse!


BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers which includes reviews, previews, “read-alike” suggestions, “beyond the book” articles, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.


It seeks out gems from both established writers and first time authors; novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just page-turners, and thought provoking nonfiction that entertains as it informs.

Each month hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy BookBrowse's extensive free content, and many subscribe to their free newsletters.


Click on the BookBrowse tab to start your adventure today!

Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Thursdays ~ 11:00am -12:00pm

and 1:30pm -2:30pm


The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by calling or coming in to the library.

To Renew Items Online:

1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patrons is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
If you have any problems, please feel free
to contact the library for assistance.
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

Calendar of Events